Can Falkirk go back up? Here’s how others have fared in the past decade

Falkirk’s avowed aim following last season’s relegation will be to bounce back at the first attempt?

By Ian MacLean
Thursday, 25th July 2019, 8:00 am
Falkirk's players after last season's relegation
Falkirk's players after last season's relegation

Here’s a look at the other teams who have tried to climb quickly out of Scottish football’s third tier over the past 10 years - with varying degrees of success

2008-09: Division 1 - bottom. Next season - bottom again (relegated). Where are they now? - League One.
2008-09: Division 1 - 7th (demoted to Division 3). Next season - Champions (promoted). Now - Premiership.
2009-10: Division 1 - 9th (relegated in play-offs). Next season - 6th. Where are they now? - League One
2009-10: Division 1 - bottom. Next season - 2nd (promoted). Where are they now? - Championship.
2010-11: Division 1 - 9th (relegated in play-offs). Next season - Champions (promoted). Where are they now? - League Two.
2010-11: Division 1 - bottom. Next season - bottom (relegated). Where are they now? - League Two.
2011-12: Division 1 - 9th (relegated in play-offs). Next season - 7th. Where are they now? - Championship.
2011-12: Division 1 - bottom. Next season - Champions (promoted). Where are they now? - Championship.
2012-13: Division 1 - 9th (relegated in play-offs). Next season - 2nd. Where are they now? - Championship.
2012-13: Division 1 - bottom. Next season - 6th. Where are they now? - League One.
2013-14: Championship - bottom. Next season - Champions (promoted). Where are they now? - Championship.
2014-15: Championship - bottom. Next season - 9th (relegated). Where are they now? - League Two.
2015-16: Championship - 9th (relegated in play-offs). Next season - Champions (promoted). Where are they now? - Premiership.
2015-16: Championship - bottom. Next season - 2nd. Where are they now? - Championship.
2016-17: Championship - 9th (relegated in play-offs). Next season - 2nd. Where are they now? - League One.
2016-17: Championship - bottom. Next season - Champions (promoted). Where are they now? - Championship.
2017-18: Championship - 9th (relegated in play-offs). Next season - 6th. Where are they now? - League One.
2017-18: Championship - bottom. Next season - bottom (relegated). Where are they now? - League Two.